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Tube Bits for 06/30/2008

  • Eoghann over at Solar Flare wonders whether J.J. Abrams can successfully reboot Star Trek. Sure, Galactica was rebooted successfully, but it didn’t have the entrenched fanbase of Trek. Let’s say Abrams makes Trek XI into a really good film. Will the Trekies/Trekers embrace it? Can you have a successful reboot if the the fanbase doesn’t go along?
  • Doc Artz fills us in on potential LOST events at the upcoming ComiCon in San Diego. One of these day’s I’d like to attend, it seems to have become a big place for TV fall season news.
  • SF Universe says the Save Jericho site is ‘burning up the web‘ because it has had over 9000 visits in just over two weeks. Now, for a new web site to grab 9000 in two weeks is impressive, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not really a lot. I’d expect the furor to die down and only the die hard fans still clicking on over.
  • For those of you still keen on Heroes, Tim Kring fills you in on what you can expect for season 3. Nowhere does he mention ‘better writing’.
  • Darth Mojo has some awesome, high-res Voyager eye candy on display over at his blog. I never really liked Voyager, but these stills are impressive, and background worthy.
  • If you’re a writer, what do you do during a writer’s strike? If you’re Joss Whedon, you write an internet video musical! Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog will debut on July 15th and will star Mal and Doogie Howser. How could you not want to see this? If you’re still on the fence, watch the trailer:
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3 Comments on Tube Bits for 06/30/2008

  1. O. M. G.

    I am SO going to watch Dr. Horrible’s!!! Thank you so much for posting that. I’d never have forgiven myself if I missed it.

  2. Q: “Can you have a successful reboot if the the fan base doesn’t go along?”

    I don’t think so. I think the fan base has to “buy in” to the redux. Also I feel JJ Abrams has yet to prove to us that he can finish a story. He seems really good at getting things started but I have yet to see him wrap up a story effectively.

  3. Better writing indeed. “Heroes” should be a great show, but I find it boring most of the time. Personally, I think they have too many characters. It must be hard to write an effective one hour episode with 20 main characters. I don’t know if I will bother with season three.

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